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Wonderful question, in addition to your list here are things I would think about if space and budget were no issues (practically as much as halachically). The first three are closer to halachic requirements, the others are halachic nice-to-haves a square cubit of wall not finished ("unwhitewashed") in memory of the Temple's destruction (see here) space in ...


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From the Star-K website: Utensils require tevila without a brocha when the dishes or vessels are made from glazed china, bone china, stoneware, corning ware, or porcelain enamel. Other vessels requiring tevila without a brocha include: Utensils made from a combination of materials, e.g. metal pots coated with teflon or enamel... From the Kof-K ...


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I found this "Halacha" in the Kaf HaChaim, Orach Chaim 240:63 ישכב תמיד במטה מיוחדת בפני עצמו. ואם צריך לשמש לשם מצות פו׳׳ר אחר גמר .השימוש כמו חצי שעה יקום וישוב למטה היוחד לו. אור הצדיקים סי׳ כז׳ אות ג׳ Furthermore, in Sefer Piskei Teshuvos, (pamphlet on Siman 240, footnote 226), the author quotes his father as being against the practice of having a ...


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You should have a bigger, nicer meal. (Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 419) Add hallel in davening and ya'aleh v'yavoh in Shmoneh Esrei and bentching. (SA OC 422 and 424) Some women have the custom of not doing melacha. (SA OC 417) Other than that, not really.


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The basic answer is that not only may you, but you must return to where you ate if you can. Practical Halacha says After eating or drinking the required amounts, you may say bracha achrona (including birkat ha'mazon) as long as: You are still satiated after having been hungry and eaten, OR You were not satiated after eating and it is less ...


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Not only may he bentch, according to many Rishonim he has to bentch before he can continue eating (as opposed to the opinion of the other Rishonim, that he may continue eating when he returns without bentching first, and bentch when he is done). Rambam Hilchos Berachos 4:3: היה אוכל בבית זה ופסק סעודתו והלך לבית אחר. או שהיה אוכל וקראהו חבירו לדבר עמו ...


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I just found out about a Sefer called "Sefer Habayis", by Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Lerner. It is available in both English and Hebrew, and apparently covers the Halachot building a house, and more.


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It is not a Passover custom. You are speaking of the normal Shabbat and Yom Tov candelabra. There is a custom cited by Mishnah Berurah 263:6 to light seven or ten candles. This could be a reason why silversmiths make seven branched candelabras beside the custom referred to below. A woman lights candles for her family before Shabbat and Yom Tov. The custom ...


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While the answerers who preceded me are correct that this seems no different from the regular candelabrum for any other holiday or Shabas, I'll note that Shulchan Aruch (472:2) says: He should set his table (for the seder on Pesach) with nice receptacles to the extent of his ability. Magen Avraham (paraphrased also in Mishna B'rura) explains: All ...


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I think that the answer is "simpler" than what sabbahillel mentioned. In the picture, I see a total of 8 "cups". I know that this may sound strange, but, I have seen some people use an 8 cup menorah rather than the 9 cup one that you commonly see. The 9th cup is for the shamash, and some people don't specifically place this on the menorah at all. Some ...


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There are two basic operating principles: make sure your food is not contaminated by chametz, and make sure you don't own any chametz. As far as what you eat, you'd need to clean your spaces well enough that chametz doesn't wind up in your food. If there are crumbs in the fridge/pantry that could get into your Passover food, clean them -- or keep your ...


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The Mishna (Brachot 9:3) lists building a new house right alongside buying new clothes, and thus (as ruled in ShA OC 223:3-5), if the house is just for you you should recite a Shehechiyanu blessing, and if the house is shared with others you'd recite HaTov VeHaMeitiv, just as you would with new clothes. (Of course you should CYLOR to verify how this Halacha ...



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